Matthew J. Ryan
Toll Gate junior
Matthew J. Ryan, 16, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed on September 29, 2011 at Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence. Born in Warwick, he was the son of Robert and Lyn (Peloquin) Ryan. Matthew was a junior at Toll Gate High School in Warwick. He enjoyed surfing, kayaking, swimming, playing video games and science.
Besides his parents, he is survived by a sister, Anna Ryan of Warwick; grandparents, Donald and Deanna Peloquin of Warwick, Robert and Kathleen Ryan of Warwick; great-grandmothers, Amelia Kuniss of Warwick and Beverly Ryan of Norwood, Mass.; and is greatly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
His funeral will be held Oct. 5 at 8:30 a.m. from the Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home, 659 East Greenwich Avenue, West Warwick, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Parish, 820 Providence Street, West Warwick. Interment will be at St. Ann's Cemetery in Cranston. Calling hours are Oct. 4 from 4-8 p.m.
Donations may be made to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America New England Chapter, 109 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02494 or aafa.org. Information and condolences at carpenterjenks.com.